Countryside Code is updated for first time in a decade to tell visitors how to behave

Visitors to the outdoors are being urged to say hello, smile more, stay on footpaths and always bin their dog’s poo in a new-look Countryside Code.  A refreshed version of the code, which provides advice on how visitors to natural places should behave, is being launched on the 70th anniversary of the booklet’s first publication … Read more

Woman, 40, who hasn’t been able to eat for a decade gives birth to ‘miracle’ twins

A woman desperately hoping for a cure to her mystery illness has given birth to ‘miracle’ twins – despite not being able to eat or drink for the last decade. Ann-Marie Williams, 40, from St Just, Cornwall, has spent ten years trying to find answers over an unknown sickness that has left her too ill … Read more

Social costs of pandemic will be felt for a decade,…

Britain faces a ‘Covid decade’ with the ‘profound social damage’ caused by the pandemic set to dog the country. A grim report urges a major policy overhaul to help the country recover from the impact of coronavirus on health, education and economic prospects.  The assessment from the British Academy – funded by the government but … Read more

Deliveroo eyes £9bn valuation in biggest float for a decade

Deliveroo eyes £9bn valuation in biggest float for a decade: Loss-making firm is worth more than Sainsbury’s By Matt Oliver For The Daily Mail Published: 21:51 GMT, 22 March 2021 | Updated: 21:51 GMT, 22 March 2021 Deliveroo is poised to make London’s biggest stock market debut in a decade after targeting a valuation of … Read more

Life expectancy in the poorest parts of England is a DECADE lower than in the richest

Life expectancy in the poorest parts of England is a DECADE lower than in the richest: ONS data reveals people born in the most deprived areas can only expect to live until they are 74 Life expectancy for poorest men was 74.1 years compared to 83.5 in wealthiest Eight-year gap for women, with rich living … Read more

Pollution levels off the charts in Beijing as worst sandstorm in a decade brings thick yellow smog

China‘s capital and wide swathes of the country’s north have been cloaked in yellow smog as the worst sandstorm in a decade descended.  Pollution levels in Beijing surged off the charts and flights were cancelled on Monday as landmarks including the Forbidden City were partly obscured by the haze of dust and sand. Residents used … Read more

House asking prices edge up in March amid ‘best sellers’ market in a decade’

The average asking price for a home in Britain increased in the first two weeks of March, as the number of people enquiring about available properties broke the all-time record. Asking prices have increased by £2,484 or 0.8 per cent in March so far, reaching £321,064,  according to property website Rightmove.  This amounted to a … Read more

Japan falls silent to mark decade since tsunami disaster

Japan fell silent today to mark 10 years since the worst natural disaster in the country’s living memory: the powerful earthquake, deadly tsunami and Fukushima nuclear meltdown that traumatised a nation. A minute’s silence was observed across the country at 2.46 pm local time , the precise moment a 9.0 magnitude quake hit off the … Read more

Rupert Grint admits starring in Harry Potter films for a decade was ‘quite suffocating’

Rupert Grint has admitted that starring in the Harry Potter films for a decade felt ‘suffocating’ as he longed to do other things. The actor, 32, shot to fame for his role as Harry’s best friend Ron Weasley in the franchise which consisted of eight films released between 2001 and 2011.  Speaking on Dax Shepard’s … Read more

Biggest expansion in Wimbledon history set to be delayed until the end of the decade

Wimbledon’s colossal expansion is set to be delayed as plans reveal it could take EIGHT YEARS for new tennis courts to be built after All England Club shelled out £65m to buy golf course so it could TRIPLE in size The expansion of Wimbledon is set to be delayed until the end of the decade  … Read more